Enjoy Island time at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands
By TourismOhio

Enjoy Island time at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Ohio’s picturesque and adventure-filled Lake Erie islands and shores just got even more exciting for your Lake Erie getaway.

Things To Do On Middle Bass Island

The brand-new Middle Bass Island State Park is located on the southern tip of the island, with scenic shorelines and a 184-slip marina for avid boaters. After being closed to the public for nearly 18 years, the restored Lonz Winery property has recently re-opened. Spot the iconic, copper-topped tower and explore the historic cellars to see vintage winemaking equipment. Explore the island’s nooks and crannies by pedal or paddle (bike and kayaks are available for rent).

Things To Do In Put-in-Bay

Begin your day at nearby Put-in-Bay with breakfast at The Old Forge Cafe & Creperie. Located in an old blacksmith shop, the cafe features irresistible crepes filled with sweet and savory ingredients. Work off the calories by climbing into Crystal Cave, the world’s largest geode, located under Heineman’s Winery.

Things To Do On Lake Erie’s Shores

Back on Ohio’s shores, the historic community of

Lakeside Chautauqua features summer programming that’s good for both the body and soul. Visit for the day or for a weekend trip, splash on the beach, take an art class and slide down the giant fiberglass flumes into the new Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool. In 2018, Sandusky hosts a year-long celebration of its bicentennial with everything from walking historic tours and neighborhood block parties to a Bicentennial Ball at Cedar Point’s ballroom and a tall ships festival in Sandusky Bay. Before you leave Lake Erie’s islands and shores, be sure to sample its bounty from smallmouth bass to yellow perch to walleye, available at area restaurants. Stop at local favorite Jolly Roger Seafood House in Port Clinton to feast on baskets of fried walleye and waffle fries.

Insider’s Tips To Lake Erie’s Islands and Shores

To get to Ohio’s islands in Lake Erie, hop on the Jet Express in Port Clinton or Sandusky, or board the Miller Ferries from Catawba to South Bass and Middle Bass islands.

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